Achievers

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Achievers Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
84 Reviews
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Achievers President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick D. Quirk
Patrick D. Quirk
36 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Amazing culture, great workplace environment and great people (in 12 reviews)

  • I truly enjoy coming to work everyday (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • As with any growing company, the only constant is change (in 6 reviews)

  • Extremely high expectations from senior management without any form of reciprocity (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding Experience as a Software Developer Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Achievers as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    My term at achievers was nothing but amazing. Achievers has a knowledgeable development team which is supportive of all of its interns. As an intern for the second half of my term I was given the opportunity to work on a feature team, and was treated as an equal by my peers. The development team has an inclusive and friendly working environment that lightens that fear associated with being an intern at a company. However, besides the experience I gained and my growth, what really made my term stand out was Achievers Culture. Achievers has a great open-concept office that makes working day to day a lot better. The company is built on the concept of Employee Recognition, and they practice what they preach. Achievers encourages the continuous efforts of the employees and fosters an environment of encouraging and friends peers. The company has various social event s and experiences that strengthen the employees individuality and autonomy. If you were to ask any employee at Achievers what they love about their job, they would all reply with the same answer: "Culture".

    Cons

    Even though during the second half of my term I was able to learn and grow on a feature team, the first half of the term was the exact opposite. The first half of the term was focused around working support and fixing bugs on the platform. This team was just as friendly, if not more, however the work was focused more around learning how the platform worked rather then gaining general programming experience. It was important as interns for us to first learn the platform and how it is structured, I feel our time here was a little over extended and limited our experience with the feature teams.
    The cons at a higher level for the company reside mainly at the executive level. Achievers has a strong team of experience executives, however there is a lack of consistency with communication at the executive level. With any growing company there are changes in culture and goals, and in this time period have clear communication is key. In many cases it felt as if the goals and plans were not communicated clearer by all departments. Achievers has potential to be a huge company, if it is able to hold the support of its employees and maintain a clear line of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As an intern I don't have the experience or knowledge to advise how to lead a company, but from the cons I have witnessed the suggestions I can make are to focus on alignment across the whole company. Within the departments there is alignment on what the company's plans and goals but there seems to be an inconsistency across the departments. An effort needs to be made to ensure the same information is relayed to all departments to avoid confusion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A company you want to be a part of

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great culture.
    Fantastic, smart people.
    Growing company and exciting growth in industry.
    Very generous benefits. Amazing start at 4 week vacation.
    Promotes from within and focused on company values.
    A serious contender and leader in the recognition technology space.

    Cons

    Moves fast - not for everyone.
    A lot of change (if you consider it a con).
    Leadership has changed a few times recently - but decisions made to move things forward positively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Scale culture because of rapid growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great culture, fast paced environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Culture
    Work life balance
    People
    Office space
    Tons of autonomy

    Cons

    Compensation
    Feedback
    Defined career growth/path
    Lack of cohesion at exec level
    Benefits do not seem to adapt to changing workforce

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work with lots of opportunity to try new things

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Achievers full-time

    Pros

    Having been here for a while I can honestly say this is the best place that I have ever worked. The growth has allowed me to constantly learn new things and try out roles that I would have never had the chance to try out. The culture of this place is second to none. It is a 'work hard, play hard' culture. While every company says they only hire A' players this place has some of the smartest people I have had the pleasure to work with. Overall the future is very bright for Achievers.

    Cons

    While Achievers does a great job at recognition, constructive feedback is few and far between. While the Employee Success team (our version of HR) tries to improve things, management seems to ignore all efforts to improve. The executive team does a poor job of setting goals and holding people accountable for their commitments. This causes a bit of friction between departments that are achieving their objectives and those that aren't.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work hard and play hard!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of perks and huge culture here. The opportunity to work with smart people and learn a ton. Great environment if you like to get things done - do it! You'll be rewarded.

    Best decision I made accepting a job here!

    Cons

    If being proactive and moving quickly isn't your jam, Achievers is not for you. You need to be able to accept change and embrace it! No 9-5ers means exactly that!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being transparent with your team - we love it. Keep having fun!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing Culture / High-growth Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I've been here for about a year, and this company has the best corporate culture and positive energy that I've experienced in my 12-year career, by far. Everyone has been very welcoming and eager to share information as opposed to "hoarding" data for their own self-benefit. Out of work activities are fun, as are the activities that actually occur during work hours, lunch breaks, and at the end of the work day at the office. Love the yoga.

    The people are great, the product is very easy to "get behind" and the company's growth potential in the industry segment is huge.

    Cons

    As with most high-growth companies with whom I've been employed, there are some minor growing pains ... like the parking benefits in SF could be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing internship experience!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Achievers as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I truly enjoy coming to work everyday! Achievers has a positive, upbeat and super friendly environment that made me feel at home almost immediately. As an intern, I feel like I hit the jackpot. I am learning extremely useful skills and building my resume daily. (No coffee runs for this internship!) I have been challenged with projects, and even get to interact with higher level management (VP level). On Friday afternoons there is social drinking in the office which has allowed me to get to know co-workers from different departments. As if that wasn't enough- you also get free lunch everyday, which was a huge bonus in my book. I am gaining amazing experience at a growing company. Can't stop bragging about how great my internship is!

    Cons

    If you don't like being social or meeting new people you would probably not do well in this environment. Also, things are always changing so adaptability is a must!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    I love this company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    coming from larger corporations, it's awesome to work for a company that is small enough to evolve quickly but large enough to offer you internal support (~250 ee's). Also, people really do "get it" here. Everyone understands that if our clients don't succeed, then we don't succeed. And everyone has a vested interest in our success...so you see people go the extra mile all the time.

    Cons

    if you are looking for the same thing every day....probably not the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep your foot on the gas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great product, company culture and opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There is a great team culture at Achievers, which starts with every employee having an understanding of what each department is responsible for. It is also fostered by senior leadership being very transparent about the company's goals and our progress towards achieving them.

    Cons

    As with any growing company, the only constant is change. So be prepared to roll with the changes - good or bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep communicating with everyone and asking for feedback. It will be important to try to keep the same team culture as the company grows.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    You are actually valued.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member Experience Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Member Experience Coordinator in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Achievers full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff is amazing, the work is challenging and the culture is to die for. The work is constant and the time goes by extremely fast.

    Cons

    It's easy to fall behind quick if you get nailed with a few hard cases in a day, bringing your overall score for the quarter down drastically, just because of bad luck, not bad performance. Also work-life balance is tough because hours range differently every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They pay for a part of your cell phone bill, offer a decent benefits plan, buy you a new phone every two years, pay for a portion of your gym membership, discounted metro-passes, you can dress professionally or casual, free breakfast everyday, free lunch 3 days a week, free dinner 1 day a week. Many retreats and work parties, great place to make friends, their recruiting staff is amazing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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